Mazda Goes Retro For The 6 Hours Of The Glen

Mazda is still the only Japanese manufacturer to win overall at the 24 Hours Of Le Mans. Toyota came agonizingly close to matching Mazda this year. Unfortunately their TS050 Hybrid came to a heartbreaking stop on the start finish straight with just 1 lap to go.


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their overall victory Mazda will go retro with their Livery for the 6 Hours Of The Glen. The No. 55 Mazda of Tristan Nunez, Jonathan Bomarito and Spencer Pigot will feature the same green-and-orange livery that took Johnny Herbert, Volker Weidler and Bertrand Gachot to victory in a Mazda 787B at Le Mans in 1991.  Tom Long, Joel Miller and Ben Devlin’s No. 70 car, will feature a similar design, but in Mazda’s current corporate colors of “Soul Red”, silver and machine grey.

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Each of the drivers will be wearing special retro inspired firesuits that mimic the uniforms from 1991. The uniforms will then be auctioned off to benefit Mazda’s “Drive for Good’ charity.

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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